June 29, 2017 Subject:
Like all S90
Middle of Atlanta run and like the rest of the Winter/Spring '90 tour: not the best of the era, but consistent and above average. Perhaps the best of the run, the show is usually noted for having the final Death Don't. The Omni had become one of the top Dead cathedrals - this is the 6th of their 23 shows here.
First Set. Average GOGD. After a couple firm openers comes the second time for The Weight. It's just starting to solidify. Easy to Love You has kind of a weird arrangement. Unlike a lot of Heads, I really like this song, though this isn't a tour best (like 3/15). Brent gets jazzy, swings the beat with his vox phrasing...and loses everybody. This is a band that needed to be in the pocket. The drummers make up for it by finding a beat for Brown Eyed Women, and Jer works magic. Brent is still in jazz mode, but here it works and Bobby is great.
Second Set. A strong set starting with an ain't-half-bad Foolish, and a very solid Looks Like Rain. He's Gone is nice - not 3/21, but nice. The Last Time is the fourth one, and almost as good as 3/22. The emerging mood of the set is a calm satisfaction. Drums was peaking in '90, and this one is king - though Space doesn't stand out from the era. There's a charge built up for a good The Other One, that in turn sets for an excellent Death Don't. Mercy! After this it was only soundchecked. Around & Around is a bit rough but they go out steady, with a solid BMR encore.
1st Set: C+ 2nd Set: B
Overall = 3½ stars
Brown Eyed Women - Jer magic and Brent jazzy
Drums - Don't skip
Death Don't Have No Mercy - signed off with a brooding powerswirl
SOURCES: The Miller upgrade (12198) or the official release.
June 23, 2011 Subject: